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      07-25-2012, 12:27 PM   #58
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C&D Confirms; No Manual for the US

"...the only model making the transatlantic trip will be the 328i, motivated by BMWs 2.0-liter turbocharged four coupled exclusively to an excellent eight-speed ZF automatic. (That means no 300-hp 335i, no diesel, and no manual.) Buyers again will have the ability to choose between rear- and all-wheel drive."

What a dissapppointment. So I suppose that leaves Cadillac and Subaru as the only manual wagons available in the US, and the Cady the only one available with both RWD & a manual. Too bad it's a Cady, and that it has a very thirsty V8.

I'm surprised C&D (of the "Save the Manuals" campaign) didn't make a bigger issue of this in the article.